No time for Montoya to savour win

DEAN McNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:47 PM ET

BROOKLYN, Mich. A week after his first NASCAR Sprint Cup win in almost three seasons last week at Watkins Glen, Juan Pablo Montoya said he has yet to celebrate.

I went home (after the race) and said, Hi to the family and baby and went to sleep, Montoya said. Monday was kind of with the family, because I left Tuesday (for sponsor obligations).

He spent Thursday at the General Motors proving track in Mliford, Mich., putting the 2010 Corvette through its paces before arriving at MIS Friday to qualify for the Carfax 400.

But he knows the win at the Glen was special.

I think if you look at the win in Sonoma (in 2007), we won it by fuel mileage, Montoya said. We were not really the fastest car ... To go out there (at Watkins Glen) and dominate the way we did was nice.

Rumours abound that he will be replaced on the Red Bull racing team by Kasey Kahne next season, but Scott Speed insisted Sunday he isnt going anywhere.

Speed, a former Formula One driver, said his contract with Red Bull runs through2011. Its not like Im out, Speed said prior to the Carfax 400. I cant even go out and look for other rides.

Max Papis, another former F-1 and IndyCar driver, looks like hes being replaced in he No. 13 Germain Racing Toyota by NASCAR Sprint Cup veteran Casey Mears.

Papis started Sundays Carfax 400 but parked after just 37 laps. The teams primary sponsor Geico Insurance is expected back next season, but probably with Mears behind the wheel.


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